There's nothing like the magic of a theme park that both adults and children love. An hour car ride from Los Angeles puts you face to face with Mickey, Goofy and Snow White as well as among thrilling rides such as Space Mountain and Indiana Jones Adventure.
Located at Anaheim Gardenwalk near Disneyland, Bowlmor Lanes has been a local favorite since 2008! Bowlmor Anaheim features 41 glow-in-the-dark lanes, a full-service bar, billiard tables and lane-side food and drink service. The electrifying atmosphere and exemplary service are just a few reasons Bowlmor is called the "Best Place to Bowl in OC" by OC Weekly.
Located thirty minutes south of Los Angeles, Orange County has stunning ocean views - and some of the most diverse golf in the country, from Corona to Fullerton to Huntington Beach.
The Anaheim Ducks emerged onto the NHL scene in 1993 and went on to win the Stanley Cup in 2007. Cheer them on as they compete for another chance at the championship. Season runs October through April.
The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim won the World Series in 2002 and continue to be one of the top teams in the American League West. Enjoy a game at the newly renovated Angel Stadium of Anaheim.
Orange County's other famous amusement park started as a farm that became the birthplace of the boysenberry. Nowadays, it attracts visitors with rides that range from pint-sized adventures at Camp Snoopy to hair-raising roller coasters. Other highlights include a replica of Philadelphia's Independence Hall and the home-cooked chicken meals at Mrs. Knott's Chicken Dinner Restaurant.
Corona del Mar State Beach is a popular place for swimmers. The half-mile long sandy beach is framed by cliffs and a rock jetty that forms the east entrance to Newport Harbor. The beach is also popular with surfers and divers.
Segerstrom Center includes the 3,000-seat opera house style Segerstrom Hall, the magnificent 2,000-seat Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, the 500-seat Samueli Theater and intimate 250-seat Founders Hall, along with the Lawrence and Kristina Dodge Education Center's studio performance space and Boeing Education Lab.
These state-of-the-art facilities are united by the spacious Arts Plaza. Throughout the campus and venues are public works of art by noteworthy artists such as Richard Serra, Richard Lippold and Joan Miró. The campus also houses the Tony® Award-winning South Coast Repertory and a site designated as the new home of the Orange County Museum of Art.
Explore tide pools filled with hermit crabs, sea anemones, starfish and other marine life along this 3.5-mile stretch of unspoiled beach. There are also 2,000 acres of undeveloped woodland with a series of hiking trails adjacent to the beach.
Founded in 1776 by Father Junipero Serra, Mission San Juan Capistrano is a treasured California landmark and cultural icon. The heart of the Mission is the Serra Chapel, where Catholic Mass has been celebrated since the 1780s. Today, the Mission brings a sense of peace and deep spirituality to visitors of all faith traditions.
The Bowers Museum holds in its collection more than 130,000 works of art. These works were donated from 1935 to the present and represent many regions and cultures of the world. The museum's largest collections are in the areas of Native American art, Pre-Columbian art, Asian art, art of the Pacific, art of Africa and Orange County history.
A beautiful replica of one of England's oldest country inns, Ye Olde Bell (est. 1135 A.D.), Five Crowns is a place of candlelight and cozy fireplaces, where good cheer and warm hospitality invite you to leave your cares at the door. Here you'll find award-winning food and wine list, exceptional service and an unmistakable style that have made Five Crowns a dining legend since 1965. The menu specializes in the finest roasted prime ribs of beef, as well as an assortment of top-grade beef, poultry, fowl, and fresh seasonal seafood.
The name "Land of Vines" was given to the South of Italy upon its discovery by the Greeks, for it's great expanse of vines across its rich and fertile country sides to seaside cliffs along the coast. Master Chef Massimo Navarretta was raised farming and making wine at its heart, the region of Campania. At "Onotria," savor the gastronomy and oenology of wine producing regions of the world. True to a farmer's spirit, all our food products are 100 percent natural, hormone-free, antibiotic-free, and of the highest quality of organic and biodynamic seasonal offerings.
At Stonehill Tavern, Bon Appetit's 2005 Chef of the Year Michael Mina offers modern tavern fare highlighting seasonal product from California's finest farmers, ranchers and fishermen. The warm and inviting setting, created by world-renowned designer Tony Chi, features a comfortable bar with intimate booth seating, a handsomely appointed dining room, terrace tables perfect for enjoying a Pacific Ocean sunset and private dining with its own fireplace.
On the sand at the base of the Huntington Beach Pier, enjoy memorable dining, endless ocean views, and simpler times at Duke's restaurant and Barefoot Bar. Relax and take in the view while you enjoy the Hawaiian beach house ambiance and savor the freshest seafood and prime steaks, uniquely prepared and thoughtfully served.
Legendary Las Brisas has been southern California's definitive place to enjoy fantastic and resplendent coastal views. The menu at Las Brisas brims with the authentic cuisine of the Mexican Riviera and is filled with recipes discovered along the 3,000 miles of Mexico's coast.
Located in the oceanfront resort, Montage Laguna Beach, The Loft features stunning panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean - the perfect backdrop for enjoying market-fresh, creative American cuisine by acclaimed Chef de Cuisine, Casey Overton with friendly, informed and professional service. Chef Overton's innovative signature dishes are a personal interpretation of California regional cuisine with strong influences from the Americas; other favorites also include roasted meats and seafood from the wood-burning, copper-hooded rotisserie. The interactive Cheese Gallery is a popular feature every evening with more than 150 selections for guests to enjoy. The talented fromagiers' offer tasting tips and anecdotes, as well as pair cheeses with house-made accompaniments such as crackers, caramels, nuts, fruit compotes and honeys.
Some of the best sushi in Orange County, along with other Pacific Rim cuisine, such as Cantonese Scallops and Kung Pao Tofu. The Zen-inspired design includes a mini-waterfall near the entrance and a 16-foot Buddha in the dining room.
Andrea's Chef de cuisine, Stefano Chiarugi, has sourced the perfect ingredients and implemented time-honored practices and preparations to bring the best of Italy, and particularly Tuscany, to The Resort at Pelican Hill. From salads made with 50-year-old Balsamic vinegar to delicate milk-fed veal dishes, from exquisite pastas made in a one-of-kind, temperature-controlled Pastaio to the Laboratoria del Gelato producing mouth-watering artisan-style gelato, the food at Andrea is simply to die for.
Pelican Grill celebrates the best of the California lifestyle: a stunning seaside location in chic Newport Beach, a delectable menu prepared with the highest quality fresh and locally sourced foods, stylish and comfortable decor, dynamic Italian-inspired architecture, a terrace with spectacular ocean and golf course views, gracious personalized service, and a fun, happening bar with two huge 9' x 6' HD TVs for watching sports events. In the open display kitchen, Chef Chang Sivilay directs a master culinary team, creating an array of innovative seafood and meat dishes that have made Pelican Grill one of the most popular dining spots on the Southern California coast. Dining al fresco on the terrace - which is equipped with hidden heaters from above and below as well as sunscreens for year-round comfort - is the quintessential California dining experience. The generous and balanced wine list features mostly California selections and more than 30 wines by the glass.
According to Gayot.com, "The Hobbit, which has been running pretty much the same since 1972, is one of a handful of OC restaurants that truly combine elegance, tradition and flat-out comfort. Located in a three-story house next to office buildings and strip malls, it is the second home of proprietors Michael and Debra Philippi. During the three-hour dining experience, your friendly hosts seem to be your charming longtime friends. Their seven-course extravaganzas start out in the wine cellar with appetizers around a rustic wood table and hand-picked bottles. Between courses, your hosts invite you to stroll the patio, tour the wine cellar, meet the chef or explore other areas of the restaurant."
Rated as one of the top restaurants in Orange County by Zagat, Zov's Bistro, Bakery and Cafe serves Mediterranean inspired cuisine in a unique ambience which mixes the sophistication of bistro elegance with the relaxed comfort of al fresco dining. Let your palate bask in the menu's signature items: the pomegranate martini, wild king salmon with Moroccan spices and saffron couscous, and the milk chocolate bomb with creme Brule center.
Sherman Library and Gardens is a 2.2 acre Corona del Mar horticultural retreat. It provides a museum of living plants, displayed amidst a setting of immaculate gardens, patios and conservatories linked together by wide brick walkways, beds blooming with seasonal flowers and bubbling tile fountains. The Library is a specialized research center devoted to the study of the Pacific Southwest. Photo Credit: Mita Sho, Flickr, Venue Photo 3.
Encourage kids to learn by exploring more than 120 interactive exhibits that range from a 4-D movie theater and full-size replica of the space shuttle to a simulated tornado and giant two-story Argentinosaurus dinosaur model.
Founded in 1994, Bowers Kidseum, both an interactive children's museum and learning center, serves as an extension of the main Bowers Museum, offering multi-faceted art and cultural experiences for young children, their families and the community. Primarily dedicated to the pre-school and early elementary age, Kidseum's central focus is providing a 'hands-on' experience in keeping with the museum's mission to "enrich lives through the world's finest arts and cultures."
The Ranch saloon gives country music and dancing a place to call home in Orange County. Located next door to The Ranch Restaurant, the Saloon has its own private entrance and features both a 47-foot "Long Horn Bar" and a 27-foot "Mustang Bar" to quench your thirst during a night of line dancing to your favorite local country bands or DJ. Hang out in a comfy booth or get down on the dance floor - either way, the Saloon offers a great place to see the best of country music.
House of Blues Anaheim opened in 2001 and is located in Downtown Disneyland. Home to the unique Quilts of Gees Bend, some of the pieces displayed date back to the early 1900s and have been featured as US postage stamps. Photos of the women who created their original quilts are displayed next to their work. The exterior features the one-of-a-kind Rose Terrace and is flanked by French doors from New Orleans painted to reflect Heaven, Earth, and Temptation/The Crossroads. In keeping with tradition, the House of Blues Anaheim displays the "Crazy Quilt" and keeps a metal box of mud from the Delta Mississippi underneath its stage.
Payable on Death is an American Christian metal band formed in 1992. The band's line-up consists of vocalist Sonny Sandoval, drummer Wuv Bernardo, guitarist Marcos Curiel, and bassist Traa Daniels.
Hawthorne Heights is an American rock band from Dayton, Ohio, formed in 2001. Their lineup currently consists of JT Woodruff, Matt Ridenour Mark McMillon, and Chris Popadak.
Mark Jonathan Davis, better known by his stage name Richard Cheese, is an American musician and comedian. He was born in New York.
Metric are a Canadian rock band founded in 1998 in Toronto. The band consists of Emily Haines, James Shaw, Joshua Winstead and Joules Scott-Key. The band started in 1998 as a duo formed by Haines and Shaw with the name "Mainstream".
Jack & Jack is an American pop-rap duo from Omaha, Nebraska, consisting of Jack Johnson and Jack Gilinsky, who are now based in Los Angeles, California. After success via the social media app Vine, the duo turned to a career as musicians.
Kirk Dwayne Franklin (born January 26, 1970) is an American gospel musician, choir director, and author. He is known for leading urban contemporary gospel choirs such as The Family, God's Property and One Nation Crew (1NC), and has won multiple awards, including seven Grammy Awards.
Nickolas Gene "Nick" Carter is an American singer. He is best known as a member of the pop group the Backstreet Boys.
Kip Christian Moore is an American country music singer-songwriter signed to MCA Nashville. His debut album, Up All Night, was released on April 24, 2012. and was the best-selling debut album by a male in 2012 and 2013.
Reminiscent of a hunting lodge saloon, Wild Goose serves drinks and elevated pub grub in a space that's cozy and casual with vintage décor. Try bites like the BBQ Pulled Pork Fries and Wild Boar Banh Mi. On the drink menu, classic craft cocktails mingle with a select range of beers, single barrel whiskeys, and small-batch spirits.
Watch your favorite sporting events on 14 HDTVs while you take advantage of great happy hour specials at two fully stocked bars. Later in the evening, the place transforms into a hip dance club with popular DJs.
The South Coast Plaza Shopping Shuttle provides transportation 3 times daily to/from Disneyland/Anaheim area hotels 7 days a week.
For more information or to book your transportation on the South Coast Plaza Shopping Shuttle, call (888) 288-5823 or see your hotel front desk staff or Concierge.
Participating hotels include: Anaheim Plaza Hotel, Anaheim Marriott, Disney's Grand Californian, Disneyland Hotel, Disney's Paradise Pier, Doubletree Suites by Hilton, Fairfield Inn by Marriott, Hilton Anaheim, Hyatt Regency Orange County, Sheraton Anaheim Hotel and Sheraton Park Hotel.
Part of the Disneyland resort area, this outdoor shopping, dining and entertainment center features themed restaurants such as ESPN Zone and Rainforest Cafe, unique kid-inspired attractions including Build-A-Bear Workshop and The LEGO Imagination Center, and stores overflowing with Disney merchandise.
Seed People's Market offers a curated collection of handmade, re-purposed, and environmentally conscious apparel, footwear, outdoor gear, home goods and accessories. Shop eco-minded brands like Patagonia, Indosole, Krochet Kids and Green Toys, responsibly-sourced fabrics and hard goods, and one-of-a-kind items from local artisans and third world countries.
South Coast Plaza welcomes domestic and international visitors with its VIP Passport, which provides exclusive value-added offers at over 100 stores and restaurants. An impressive array of stores are featured in the VIP Passport, including Bally, Chopard, Giorgio Armani, MaxMara, Omega and Jo Malone to name a few.
To receive a VIP Passport, travelers simply visit one of South Coast Plaza's four Concierge locations and present their ID or download a voucher by clicking below.*Not valid for Orange County, California residents. Current ID required.
South Coast Plaza is "Where the World Comes to Shop". Internationally recognized for its unparalleled collection of over 250 boutiques including Burberry, Cartier, Chanel, Dior, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, and Prada, award-winning restaurants, spas and the adjacent world-renowned Segerstrom Center for the Arts, South Coast Plaza is the crown jewel of luxury shopping on the West Coast. Amenities include valet parking, currency exchange, foreign language assistance, personal stylist services and VIP ACCESS Suite.
Modeled after the Alhambra in Granada, Spain, this shopping center features stores such as Lucky Brand, Nordstrom, Tommy Bahama and Urban Outfitters. For entertainment, catch a movie on the eight-story IMAX theater.
Some of the top names in design are located at this shopping center that boasts nearly 200 specialty shops and world-class department stores including Apple, BCBG Max Azaria, Bloomingdale's, Kate Spade, Neiman Marcus, Pottery Barn and Juicy Couture.
This open-air mall includes trendy stores such as Puma, Ron Jon Surf Shop and Virgin Mega store. Other highlights include food and fun at Dave & Buster's and Lucky Strike lanes, the tranquil bliss of Burke Williams Day Spa and Vans Skatepark, one of the top skateparks in the country.